I recently got a 1992 factory set of Upper Deck. It set me back all of $3.75 plus shipping. I was looking through the cards and something with this card of Ron Robinson didn't seem right.
It sure looks like Wrigley Field and Robinson is on the Brewers. But wait, in 1991 the Brewers were in the American League and there was no interleague play until 1997. I checked the wall again, and yes, that definitely is Wrigley. Then it hit me. The card had to be photoshopped. It was a fake.
Checking his stats on the back, Robinson played only one game for the Brewers in 1991. In 1990 he split time with the Reds and the Brewers. So the picture must have been taken when he was with the Reds and then fixed to make in look like he is wearing a Milwaukee uniform.
Convinced the picture was doctored, I then started really looking close for other evidence of photoshop. The batboy in the background appears to be wearing a Brewers jacket. Nice touch there, fixing that too. There is plenty of blue in the crowd, but that would be Cubbie blue if this was Wrigley.
I started questioning myself as to whether this was really doctored. Maybe there is an American League park that has a wall like Wrigley. Then I had a DUH! moment. Robinson is batting. Robinson is a pitcher for the American League Brewers. The American League uses the DH. Pitchers don't hit! DUH!!!
Upper Deck went to a lot of trouble to make this look like he is in a Brewer's uniform. They got everything right except for that little detail that Robinson never batted while playing for the Brewers.
Now I know why that didn't seem right!
For comparison sake, check this out to see how good Topps was at doctoring photos in 1992.